Week 22: Pay TV ratings

From today TV Tonight introduces new data for Subscription TV ratings.

In addition to the Top 100 for Metro viewers, there is now a Top 50 for Metro + Regional viewers.

Please note the latter is based on the average of the “highest broadcast” per title, while the former is an average of all metro broadcasts across the week, as per the Free to Air model.

But Pay Television is built around repeat viewings, including timeshifted channels which helps explain why single-broadcast sports events often dominate the weekly results.

In Week 22 Live: NRL Cowboys V Roosters won the week with 303,000 viewers, followed by Live: NRL: Knights V Eels (295,000) on FOX SPORTS 2.

The LifeStyle Channel scored the #1 spot in Non-sport Broadcasts with Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare attracting 213,000* viewers. Tim Winton’s cloudstreet was #2 , attracting 168,000* viewers, followed by UKTV’s Eastenders (106,000*).

*includes +2 timeshifted channel.

METRO + REGIONAL Top 50:
Highest STV Program / Broadcast Channel / (000)
1 Live: NRL Cowboys V Roosters Fox Sports 2 303
2 Live: NRL Knights V Eels Fox Sports 2 295
3 Live: NRL Eels V Sharks Fox Sports 2 270
4 Live: AFL Collingwood V Adelaide Fox Sports 1 253
5 Live: AFL West Coast V Western Bulldogs Fox Sports 1 221
6 Live: NRL Warriors V Rabbitohs Fox Sports 2 185
7 Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare Lifestyle Channel 184
8 Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet Showcase 158
9 Live: AFL Richmond V Port Adelaide Fox Sports 1 155
10 Live: AFL North Melbourne V Sydney Fox Sports 1 141
11 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 140
12 Live: AFL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 135
13 Live: NRL Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 134
14 Live: AFL: After The Bounce Fox Sports 1 129
15 Eastenders UKTV 103
16 The Simpsons Fox8 99
17 Family Guy Fox8 99
18 Good Luck Charlie Disney Channel 95
19 Live: NRL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 94
20 Tony Robinson Explores Australia History Channel 92
21 AFL: Open Mike Fox Sports 1 91
22 American Idol Fox8 90
23 Relocation: Phil Down Under Lifestyle Channel 88
24 Wizards Of Waverly Place Disney Channel 88
25 Live: Super Rugby: Brumbies V Stormers Fox Sports 3 88
26 Live: NRL Monday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 84
27 Coronation Street UKTV 84
28 Project Runway Arena 82
29 NCIS TV1 81
30 The Green Berets Fox Classics 80
31 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 79
32 Futurama Fox8 79
33 Shake It Up! Disney Channel 78
34 Boardwalk Empire S1 Ep9 Showcase 76
35 Sink The Bismarck! Fox Classics 73
36 Live: Super Rugby: Hurricanes V Force Fox Sports 2 71
37 The Suite Life On Deck Disney Channel 71
38 Dora The Explorer Nick Jr. 69
39 Dcom: Lemonade Mouth Disney Channel 67
40 Kalgoorlie Cops Crime & Investigation 67
41 AFL Winners Fox Sports 1 66
42 Dinosaur Train Nick Jr. 63
43 WWE Raw Fox8 63
44 Law & Order: Svu TV1 63
45 Grand Designs Lifestyle Channel 62
46 Roary The Racing Car Nick Jr. 62
47 Live: Super Rugby: Highlanders V Lions Fox Sports 3 61
48 Phineas And Ferb Disney Channel 61
49 Qi UKTV 61
50 Curious George Nick Jr. 61

(Highest rated broadcasts of programs or series preliminary overnight data; as reported by OzTAM National Subscription Television service which comprises television ratings data drawn from Subscription TV homes including all Subscription TV households from the OzTAM Metropolitan TV service and all Subscription TV households from the Regional TAM TV service.)

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METRO Top 100:
1 Live: AFL Collingwood V Adelaide Fox Sports 1 208,000
2 Live: NRL Knights V Eels Fox Sports 2 184,000
3 Live: AFL West Coast V Western Bulldogs Fox Sports 1 183,000
4 Live: NRL Cowboys V Roosters Fox Sports 2 172,000
5 Live: NRL Eels V Sharks Fox Sports 2 162,000
6 Live: AFL Richmond V Port Adelaide Fox Sports 1 126,000
7 Live: AFL North Melbourne V Sydney Fox Sports 1 116,000
8 Live: AFL: On The Couch Fox Sports 1 116,000
9 Live: NRL Warriors V Rabbitohs Fox Sports 2 104,000
10 Live: AFL: After The Bounce Fox Sports 1 100,000
11 Live: NRL Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 84,000
12 Live: AFL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 1 72,000
13 Live: AFL Teams Fox Sports 1 70,000
14 Live: Super Rugby: Brumbies V Stormers Fox Sports 3 68,000
15 The Green Berets Fox Classics 65,000
16 Live: NRL Saturday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 63,000
17 Sink The Bismarck! Fox Classics 60,000
18 Live: Super Rugby: Hurricanes V Force Fox Sports 2 58,000
19 AFL: Open Mike Fox Sports 1 56,000
20 Shake It Up! Disney Channel 54,000
21 Live: NRL Monday Post Game Show Fox Sports 2 53,000
22 Live: Super Rugby: Highlanders V Lions Fox Sports 3 48,000
23 Beeny’s Restoration Nightmare Lifestyle Channel 41,000
24 Live: AFL Saturday Pre-Game Show Fox Sports 1 40,000
25 Dcom: Lemonade Mouth Disney Channel 40,000
26 Live: AFL 360 Fox Sports 1 36,000
27 Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory Fmc – Family Movie Channel 36,000
28 Live: Football: Epl Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 35,000
29 American Idol Fox8 33,000
30 Live: American Idol Fox8 33,000
31 Chato’s Land Fox Classics 32,000
32 Hannah Montana Forever Disney Channel 32,000
33 Pair Of Kings Disney Channel 32,000
34 The Simpsons Fox8 32,000
35 Little Kingdom Nick Jr. 32,000
36 Live: Tennis: French Open Day 7 Fox Sports 3 31,000
37 Good Luck Charlie Disney Channel 31,000
38 A Knight’s Tale Showtime Action 31,000
39 Silent Witness UKTV 31,000
40 Live: Tennis: French Open Day 6 Fox Sports 3 31,000
41 Mackenna’s Gold Fox Classics 30,000
42 Live: Football: Epl Aston Villa V Liverpool Fox Sports 2 30,000
43 They Were Expendable Fox Classics 30,000
44 Raceday Saturday Sky Racing 30,000
45 Secret Sex Lives Of Australians Lifestyle You 29,000
46 Eastenders UKTV 29,000
47 Relocation: Phil Down Under Lifestyle Channel 29,000
48 Hell In The Pacific Fox Classics 29,000
49 Live: AFL: Foxtel Cup Fox Sports 1 29,000
50 House Of Anubis Nickelodeon 28,000
51 Lemonade Mouth Disney Channel 27,000
52 Tobi! Nick Jr. 27,000
53 WWE Raw Fox8 27,000
54 Family Guy Fox8 27,000
55 Live: The League Lounge Fox Sports 2 27,000
56 Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet Showcase 26,000
57 NRL Knights V Eels Fox Sports 2 25,000
58 Predator Raw Crime & Investigation 25,000
59 New Tricks UKTV 25,000
60 The Kings Of Mykonos Showtime Premiere 24,000
61 America’s Next Top Model Fox8 24,000
62 Live: NRL Sunday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 24,000
63 The Comedy Awards 2011 Comedy Channel 24,000
64 Open All Hours Comedy Channel 24,000
65 Bad Boys II TV1 24,000
66 Live: NRL Monday Pre Game Show Fox Sports 2 24,000
67 Futurama Fox8 24,000
68 Law & Order: Svu TV1 24,000
69 Football: EPL Highlights Fox Sports 1 24,000
70 The Rugby Club Fox Sports 1 24,000
71 Red Dwarf Comedy Channel 24,000
72 Beauty And The Beast Disney Junior 23,000
73 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries UKTV 23,000
74 Judge John Deed UKTV 23,000
75 Toy Story Disney Junior 23,000
76 NCIS TV1 23,000
77 Project Runway Arena 23,000
78 Boardwalk Empire S1 Ep9 Showcase 23,000
79 Gossip Girl Fox8 23,000
80 Midsomer Murders UKTV 22,000
81 Live: Rugby League: Toyota Cup Fox Sports 2 22,000
82 Coronation Street UKTV 22,000
83 AFL Fremantle V St Kilda Fox Sports 1 22,000
84 Roary The Racing Car Nick
85 Make It Or Break It Fox8 21,000
86 Crime Investigation Australia Crime & Investigation 21,000
87 A Good Murder 13th Street 21,000
88 RPA Bio. 21,000
89 I’m In The Band Disney Channel 21,000
90 Property Ladder Lifestyle Channel 21,000
91 CBS News Sky News 21,000
92 Autopsy: Most Shocking Cases Bio. 20,000
93 Hell’s Kitchen Usa Lifestyle Channel 20,000
94 Fish Hooks Disney Channel 20,000
95 Qi UKTV 20,000
96 Inspector George Gently UKTV 20,000
97 Live: Tennis: French Open Day 3 Fox Sports 3 20,000
98 ABC World News Sky News 20,000
99 Phineas And Ferb Disney Channel 20,000
100 Got To Dance UK Fox8 20,000

Week 22

9 Comments:

  1. There is nothing wrong with the way the ratings are done now and the merger won’t change anything. Oztam do it and it seems it’s only AFL fans who get upset by ratings.

  2. If Foxtel and Austar merge one benefit from this is maybe we will finally get a true picture of what All Australians are watching,not the dysfunctional metro / regional stats that are dished up now.

  3. Just noticed this

    “reported by OzTAM National Subscription Television service which comprises television ratings data drawn from Subscription TV homes including all Subscription TV households from the OzTAM Metropolitan TV service and all Subscription TV households from the Regional TAM TV service”

    According to the Oztam site they do National ratings for subscription aTV.

    oztam.com.au/about-oztam.aspx

    “ABOUT OzTAM

    OzTAM manages and markets television ratings data covering all channels for the five city metropolitan areas and nationally for Subscription television.”

    So Regional TAM only do ratings for FTA channels.

  4. Interesting reading this today too theaustralian.com.au/business/media/honeymoon-for-foxtel-sports-parents-begins/story-e6frg996-1226065174433

    “The numbers stack up. Last year, Foxtel made $278 million profit on subscriber revenues of $1.78bn. Austar made almost $100m on subscriber revenues of $711m. Put them together, add advertising revenues and an expected $70m annual efficiency gain, and you have a company with revenues of about $2.8bn and profits nudging $500m. “

  5. Interesting how the NRL highest to lowest changes in Metro and Metro + Regional.
    Cowboys get a lot in Regional because that’s where the team is based.
    Same would happen for teams like Newcastle and Canberra.
    Pretty obvious regional matters too considering Foxtel are offering $2 billion for Austar.

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